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Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Bill

This is the text of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 24 July 2000.

 
 
  
Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Bill
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

Offences relating to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes
Clause 
1.Genocide, etc. committed in the United Kingdom.
2.Breach of responsibility by military commander or superior.
3.Genocide, etc. committed outside the United Kingdom.
4.Breach of responsibility by military commander or superior outside the United Kingdom.

Judicial process
5.Jurisdiction.
6.Attorney General's consent.
7.Evidence and procedure.
8.Defences.
9.Person previously tried outside the United Kingdom.
10.Conflict with internal law.
11.Defence of superior orders.
12.Orders.
13.Approval of request for investigative measures.

Miscellaneous offences
14.Obstructing justice.
15.Obstructing officials.
16.Bribery of judges and officials.
17.Perjury.
18.Witness giving contradictory evidence.
19.Fabricating evidence.
20.Offences relating to affidavits.
21.Intimidation.
22.Offences against the International Criminal Court.
23.Retaliation against witnesses.
24.Possession of property obtained by certain offences.
25.Laundering proceeds of certain offences.

Crimes Against Humanity Fund
26.Crimes Against Humanity Fund.

General
27.Application to the Crown.
28.Interpretation.
29.Commencement.
30.Short title.
 

Schedule--
    -Provisions of Rome Statute.
 


 
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